I just purchased a 1940s model Huffman, the bicycle appears to have paint over the original paint, is there any way to remove this layer of paint to see the original ? or am I dreaming. Any suggestions would be welcome, as I am new to the restoration process.
We do have a few topics in these forums you can look at for ideas. I went ahead and put in a search term for you....
Wow I find that rather rude that there is only a certain type of bike that is open for discussion to restore, don't sound like pros to me lol. A real pro would tackle any kind of bicycle. I am by far not a pro at all.
Congrats on the find! Sounds like a really nice bike to restore. Small suggestion if you take out the crank/bottom bracket assembly sometimes you can find the original color inside the shell or even in the head tube. Not sure of this either but a real fine paper wet sanding process may slowly take off the top paint like 2500 grit?!?!?
EDIT: Ok after I read the site closely they are more towards "1983 and before Racing" bikes.
Hope this helps,
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!